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Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade (Susana Ventura) is a cultural icon of the New York Underground. She is an international performance artist and a writer of essays, poetry, and theater.

Titles by This Author

Performances, Essays, Interviews

A runaway at thirteen, a reform-school graduate at sixteen, a performer in the legendary New York City Playhouse of the Ridiculous at seventeen, and an escapee from Andy Warhol's Factory scene at nineteen, Penny Arcade (born Susana Ventura) emerged in the 1980s as a primal force on the New York art scene and an originator of what came to be called performance art. Arcade's brand of high camp and street-smart, punk-rock cabaret showmanship has been winning over international audiences ever since. This autobiographical trilogy of plays represents her at her best.